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Poster: rainydaybloke Date: Sep 29, 2005 1:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Lossless file sizes wrong?

I always assumed the size of the file shown at the side under "Download Show: Lossless" was an automatically generated total of all the individual tracks. But I found, after a bit of calculator work, that the figure is usually, but not always, higher.

Am I missing out on something by always downloading the tracks individually? Or is there a bug in there?

Here are some recent examples:

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29686
Lossless 450.7M (files add up to 308.5M)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29683
Lossless 828.8M (files add up to 577.7M)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29679
Lossless 675.7M (files add up to 459.6M)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29588
Lossless 718.0M (files add up to 493.6)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29577
Lossless 799.5M (files add up to 536.7)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29581
Lossless 197.7M (files add up to 138.1 ??)

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=29583
Lossless 1.1G (files add up to 764.8)

Thanks for any explanations.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Sep 29, 2005 9:49pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Lossless file sizes wrong?

A recent time this came up
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=41958
I searched the forums for
larger size

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Poster: rainydaybloke Date: Sep 30, 2005 5:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Lossless file sizes wrong?

Thanks for the pointer, Diana.
Now I know not to trust those numbers.
It's a shame the servers are being filled up with unnecessary duplicates.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Oct 1, 2005 1:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Lossless file sizes wrong?

As far as I know there are no duplicates, that number is just reported wrong.

-Brad